Saving Mes Aynak

2016 ACFF GREEN SPARK AWARD – HIGHLIGHTING CONSERVATION HEROES
ACFF 2016 Green Spark Laurels large58 Minutes
Filmmaker: Brent E. Huffman
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This exciting and heart-wrenching film follows Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori as he races against time to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site in Afghanistan from imminent demolition.  Though 90% of the site has yet to be excavated, it is threatened by a Chinese state-owned mining company. The copper mining planned there would completely demolish the archaeological site, as well as the surrounding mountain range. Qadir Temori and other Afghan archaeologists must rally against not only the Chinese government, but also the Taliban and local politics to save the historic site.

Screens on Saturday, October 22 during BLOCK 5, which begins at 6:00 pm at the Byrd Center for Legislative Studies on the Shepherd University Campus.  Encore screening on Saturday, Oct 29th during BLOCK 13, which begins at 7:30pm at the Frank Center on the Shepherd University Campus.